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VJLS-JH Tsutae & Hanako Sato Memorial Library
The VJLS-JH Library has been restored upon completion of the new Japanese Hall complex and was named after Mr. Tsutae Sato and his wife Hanako. Mr. Sato and Mrs. Sato had served VJLS-JH as the Principal and a teacher respectively for over 50 years during the most difficult pre-War and post-War periods.
|Today, the library collects over 25,000 books, Pictorial books and manga-book (Japanese comic books) in Japanese Language. After the Library of University of British Columbia, the Tsutae and Hanako Sato Memorial Library has the largest collection of books in the Japanese Language in B.C.. As the result of decades of acquisition and continuous donations from the generous individuals and agency in both Canada and Japan, the library is continually updated as an excellent resource center for young children to adults.|
The library has been and still is operated by volunteered librarians, and is opened to the general public. However only the Library Members and the society members can borrow the books. For the membership information, please contact VJLS-JH office at (604) 254-2551.
The VJLS-JH’ s archival records date back to the early 20th century when the Vancouver Japanese Language School was founded. These records trace the century of history of VJLS-JH as well as offering a wealth of information about the history of the Japanese Canadian Community.
Archive collections include textual records (documents product by the Board of Directors, faculty, and student records and publication) and a graphic collection (photographs, slides, films depicting students, faculty, VJLS buildings, and community events, sports).
Access to archival records is restricted and may require permission from the Archivist.
Hours of operation
Weekdays: 11:00 am～ 02:00 pm
Saturday: 09:00 am～ 03:00 pm